Rick Perry: 'Hell Yeah' Republicans Should Change The Presidential Debate Process

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry waits to take the stage at the Polk County Republican Party fall fundraiser dinner at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Perry returned to Iowa for the first time since his presidential run last year. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a candid response when asked if Republicans should change the presidential debate process: "Hell yeah!"

Perry's comment came at the Republican Governors Association meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, after Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Republicans should "end the stupid way we conduct presidential debates," according to Bloomberg.

Perry struggled in the 2012 Republican presidential debates, with his most famous-slip up coming during the Nov. 9, 2011 debate. Perry promised to eliminate three federal government agencies if elected president, and after naming two, he took an awkwardly long pause trying to name a third.

"The third agency of government," Perry said. "I would do away with the education, the um, Commerce, and let's see. I can't think of the third one. I can't. Sorry. Oops."

Perry has yet to announce any plans for a 2016 presidential run. A July 2013 Public Policy Polling survey found a 2016 run by the Texas governor would be widely opposed by voters in his home state.

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